SOURCE: William Lyon Homes

William Lyon Homes

March 01, 2012 20:02 ET

Commuting Is About to Get a Lot Shorter for Buyers at San Carlos Court by William Lyon Homes

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 1, 2012) - Most Southern Californians agree, there are better ways to spend one's time than stuck in freeway traffic. William Lyon Homes' San Carlos Court neighborhood is perfectly located in the Village of Portola Springs®, so new homebuyers can get home from work a lot faster. With prices from the low $300,000s, the lowest for attached living in this popular Village and the final homes and models now selling, smart consumers can't afford to resist one of the best values in Irvine. Imagine a brand new home near the office and then hurry to San Carlos Court, before this neighborhood is sold-out.

"Today's homebuyers are always on-the-go and a prime location is a top priority for professionals, couples and families who want easy access to business centers, quality recreation, shopping and award-winning Irvine schools," said Lesley Pennington, Vice President of Sales for William Lyon Homes. "San Carlos Court offers the best of all worlds -- a unique rural environment tucked away from it all, yet close to everything they want. The Village of Portola Springs is connected to shops and restaurants at nearby Woodbury™ Town Center and Trabuco Grove Shopping Center, so homeowners can easily run daily errands or enjoy dinner with friends, while close proximity to Irvine Spectrum Center® makes getting to the office a breeze."

"OC homebuyers who want to achieve this important balance of career, home and family are encouraged to visit San Carlos Court at their soonest convenience. If someone has been considering a move here, they will soon be out of time -- the final homes are generating incredible demand and the beautifully upgraded and decorated models have also been released for purchase," Pennington said.

Now is the time to take advantage of historically low interest rates and incredible new home values at San Carlos Court, especially renters who have been waiting for such a favorable opportunity to buy in Irvine -- named a Top 100 Place to Live in 2011 by RelocateAmerica and rated one of the Best Cities in America in which to raise a family by Parents magazine. With a limited selection of floorplans ready for a quick escrow and the final phase and models slated for summer move-ins, the neighborhood can also accommodate a range of personal timetables.

San Carlos Court presents a choice of eight townhomes and flats. One to three-story floorplans range from approximately 1,126 to 1,901 square feet, with one to three bedrooms, 1.5 to three bathrooms and one or two-car attached garages. For a closer look, visit www.lyonsancarloscourt.com.

A true natural wonder, with sweeping views of Loma Ridge and vast expanses of protected open space, the Village of Portola Springs in Irvine offers a community unlike any other. Close to a variety of amenities designed to make the most of the pristine natural environment, Portola Springs features beautiful homes in an array of inspired architectural styles.

A variety of parks and recreation close to home is a terrific benefit for residents who enjoy the great outdoors. Amenities include Junior Olympic-size swimming pools, basketball and tennis courts, tot lots, barbecue/picnic areas and grand multipurpose buildings. Upon completion, the Village of Portola Springs will have 18 private parks and a public 25-acre Community Park with lighted athletic fields. Portola Springs® is a registered trademark of The Irvine Company LLC.

Parents will appreciate the neighborhood's inclusion within the outstanding Irvine Unified School District. The latest ranking by the Orange County Register listed all five of Irvine's middle schools among the top 10 for 2011, including Sierra Vista Middle School, which San Carlos Court students attend. Students also attend the state-of-the-art Stonegate Elementary School and Northwood High School; the University of California, Irvine is also nearby.

Visitors can also get important details on current fixed rate FHA financing that requires only 3.5% down and VA or Conventional loan options. FHA, VA and Conventional program guidelines and loan limits are subject to change. All loans subject to credit approval; restrictions may apply. Down payment, payment terms and rates vary based on market conditions and qualifying requirements.

To visit San Carlos Court from the 405 or 5 freeways, exit Sand Canyon and proceed north. Turn right onto Portola Parkway and right onto Silverado to the Sales Gallery, which is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 949-825-6156.

Prices are effective as of the date of publication. All homes are subject to prior sale. Prices and availability of homes are subject to change without notice. DRE Officer License: 00982816.

It matters who your builder is, and William Lyon Homes means it when they say that they put themselves into their homes. They build each and every home as if it were their own and have earned a solid track record for constructing homes throughout the West since 1954. Learn more by visiting www.lyonhomes.com for more information on William Lyon Homes' new neighborhoods.